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NRC Introduction to Research Methods and Biostatistics

To train and offer mentorship to health care providers to develop research skills that will enable them to produce manuscripts from their work areas.

 

Eldoret, Kenya

 

Training Duration:  6 weeks

Course Director: Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa MD

Consultant Physician. Medical Oncologist & Hematologist Executive

Director/CEO: International Cancer Institute (ICI)

P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya

Email: director@intercancer.com Website: www.intercancer.com

 

Course Coordination: Dr. Kevin Makori

Head, Office of Education and Training

International Cancer Institute (ICI)

P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya

Email:  kevin.makori@intercancer.com Website: www.intercancer.com

 

This educational activity is provided independently by International Cancer Institute (ICI) through the Blueprint Program

 

ICI Education & Training Mission Statement

 

The ICI Preceptorship Program Mission is to measurably contribute to cancer patients’ safety and health outcomes and to support practice improvement by providing CME/CPD activities that enhance the ability of physicians and other healthcare team members to deliver quality and optimal healthcare services.

 

Purpose

The purpose of the ICI Preceptorship Program is to develop educational activities that clearly link the needs of the learner/participants with the planning process, format, and delivery of each activity, resulting in high-quality continuing medical education/continued Professional Development opportunities that will increase the knowledge, competence, and performance of health-care providers.

 

Content Areas

 

The ICI Preceptorship Program activities include practical, evidence-based, best clinical practice information for a broad variety of common oncology and hematology conditions, innovations in primary and specialty patient care in NCDs, new procedural training, and specialty fora. The appropriate content for each course is determined based on the results of a practice gap analysis relative to the target audience’s scope of practice, as well as the identified expected outcomes. Content is free of commercial bias.

 

General Target Audience: ICI Preceptorship/CME/CPD activities focus on the needs of generalist and specialist physicians and other multidisciplinary healthcare team members at ICI-affiliated cancer centers nationally and in sub-Saharan Africa as appropriate.

 

Type of Activities Provided by ICI

 

In order to accomplish our educational goals, ICI CME uses a range of activity formats based on the content and desired results of the activity. Current offerings include live and video conferenced activities, live regularly scheduled series, internet CME activities, enduring materials, and hands-on skills workshops. ICI also jointly sponsors activities with regional specialty societies, non-profit educational organizations, and government agencies when mutually desired goals and outcomes are best achieved by such relationships.

 

Expected Results of the Preceptorship Program

 

ICI Preceptorship/CME/CPD is committed to assessing the impact and effectiveness of its CME/CPD Program. ICI courses are designed to: increase knowledge of new treatments, diagnostic tools, and procedures; improve compliance with the specific evidence-based standard of care protocols; improve competence, performance, and/or patient outcomes; and promote efficient use of resources. We employ assessment methods to evaluate the extent to which our activities result in changes in knowledge, competence, and performance. CME activities in conjunction with quality improvement projects have measurable outcomes to report. An emphasis during the planning process is placed on intended learning and desired change in knowledge, competence, and performance. The ICI Education and Training Office works in collaboration with other departments/offices of the International Cancer Institute and its partners who are involved and interested in quality improvement processes and patient safety.

 

Target Audience

 

Health Care Providers who have taken the ICI short training courses;
1. Clinical Certificate Programs E.g. Oncology for general practitioners, Palliative care course for Clinicians, Anticoagulation Training, Oncology Pharmacy Training for Pharmaceutical Technologists.
2. Preceptorships, CMEs & Workshops e.g. Pathology Preceptorships, Lung Cancer Preceptorship, sickle cell and Hemophilia workshop and have gone back to implement the different clinical care courses in their current workplace. The research and data courses will help them critically evaluate the current data management processes and then begin to suggest ways to improve the quality and consistency of the data collected.

 

The bigger impact will be if they can use the data to communicate to improvements within their cancer control continuum, report to the supervisors and their counties with the aim to improve cancer control in their county and to develop abstracts and manuscripts for the data collected.

 

Statement of Need

 

New developments in lung cancer treatment are often not widely disseminated, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in patients not receiving the best or most up-to-date care. Health care providers need current information on all factors related to lung cancer treatment, including screening, diagnosing, surgical and non-surgical strategies, and overall management of patients with lung cancer. Successful lung cancer treatment requires complex strategies and it may be difficult for clinicians to select from the various options available for diagnosis and treatment. Opportunities to discuss cases and compare treatment plans with colleagues are necessary for physicians to optimize their care plans through multidisciplinary tumor boards. ICI continues to conduct at least two virtual multidisciplinary tumor boards weekly. This course will augment that educational activity.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand Research Methods for Cancer
  2. Understand Cancer epidemiology
  3. Understand what is research ethical concerns in cancer research
  4. Appreciate simple concepts of quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  5. Identify the different types of Cancer data being collected in the health facility the work from screening data, biopsy and results, clinical care and management, Laboratory tests and other investigations, oncology pharmacy, palliative care
  6. Develop data collection tools in their work department for collection of cancer data
  7. Be able to collect data with the tools.
  8. Appreciate the DHIS tools that collect cancer data and the Cancer Registry ( CranReg5).
  9. Be familiar with the steps on manuscript development processes.

 

 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

 

International Cancer Institute (ICI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ICI for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

 

The faculty must report any financial relationships or contractual relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity.

 

Disclaimer

 

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

 

This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

 

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

 

To receive credit for this activity, participants must review the activity information including learning objectives and faculty/planner disclosures, and actively participate in the educational activity. Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the post-activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.

 

LECTURES/COURSEWORK

 

Orientation to the course 

  1. Introduction to research and research methods – Part 1
  2. Introduction to research and research methods – Quantitative Part 2
  3. Introduction to quantitative research and research methods – Part 3
  4. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the clinical setting.
  5. Research Ethics – Working with Clinical Care Data.
  6. Introduction; epidemiology of cancer in Kenya
  7. Cancer Registry and its role in Cancer Reporting
  8. Review of Current screening and Treatment guidelines for Cancer
  9. Introduction to Biostatistics
  10. Introduction to Scientific writing
  11.  

 

Participants should be willing to spend at least 4 hours per week on this online course over a period of 6 weeks. (Duration 24 hours). This program will start when the class is fully subscribed. The course cost is $200.00 for the entire course. There are few sponsorships available on a first-come basis for those who apply. Priority will be given to those working in cancer centers that have formal affiliations/Partnerships with the International Cancer Institute. Apply for sponsorship during the registration of the course

 

All those interested in registering for this course, please register your information on www.elearning.intercancer.com  if you have any questions or queries please send an email to education@intercancer.com or director@intercancer.com

 

For more information visit our website www.intercancer.com

 

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NRC102 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS AND BIOSTATISTICS

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You can purchase the entire course for Ksh. 20,000 or the individual units at Ksh. 2,000 per unit.

  1. Introduction to research and research methods – Part 1
  2. Introduction to research and research methods – Quantitative Part 2
  3. Introduction to quantitative research and research methods – Part 3
  4. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the clinical setting.
  5. Research Ethics – Working with Clinical Care Data.
  6. Introduction; epidemiology of cancer in Kenya
  7. Cancer Registry and its role in Cancer Reporting
  8. Review of Current screening and Treatment guidelines for Cancer
  9. Introduction to Biostatistics
  10. Introduction to Scientific writing

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Introduction to research and research methods – Part 1, Introduction to research and research methods – Quantitative Part 2, Introduction to quantitative research and research methods – Part 3, Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in the clinical setting, Research Ethics – Working with Clinical Care Data, Introduction; epidemiology of cancer in Kenya, Cancer Registry and its role in Cancer Reporting, Review of Current screening and Treatment guidelines for Cancer, Introduction to Biostatistics, Introduction to Scientific writing, Full Course

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